Source: The Detroit News
quote: Not everyone. I don't want an automomous vehicles.
quote: Within 10 years, we're going to see autopilot have less than one death per billion miles, and maybe 100x reduction in at fault damages.
quote: Manual transmissions are a thing of the past.
quote: young kids, elderly, incompetents, sky-watchers, daydreamers, people so fat their foot stays on their brake while they use the gas pedal, crazies, foreigners who never drove a car in their life until recently moving to America, women drivers... asian women drivers (my asian friends tell me these are the WORST and to watch out for them), cabbies, shuttles, buses, truck drivers, pizza delivery guys, bicyclists, motocycle suicide bikers, texters, drive-it-like-you-stole-it proponents, turbo spoolers at 12 mph (see car through house), cautious paranoids... and more! (Apologies if I left out any sterotypes--I'm trying to be as un-PC as possible while proving a point).
quote: mexicans that are illegal in Mexico
quote: No, I can't see any reason at all why we should have automated traffic control with computer-assisted driving
quote: Somehow we've gotten on just fine without it so far
quote: Or is it only good when Google is doing it?
quote: V2V comm is necessary for congested traffic. Not only does it help make traffic smoother, it is much safer. The only way it will work is if everyone has it.
quote: Regardless of how people feel about it, the way to autonomous vehicles is V2V comm.
quote: Everyone wants autonomous vehicles yet hate V2V?
quote: Short range wireless communication is cheap.
quote: I don't want to be driving and surrounded by people without anti-lock brakes,
quote: Brake experts anticipated that the introduction of ABS on passenger vehicles would reduce the number and severity of accidents. A number of statistical analyses of accident databases have been performed during the last three years. These analyses suggest that the introduction of ABS does not seem to have reduced the number of automobile accidents where they were expected to be effective. Kahane stated that involvements in multi-vehicle crashes on wet roads were significantly reduced by 24 percent, and nonfatal crashes by 14 percent (with ABS). However, these reductions were offset by a statistically significant increase in the frequency of single-vehicle, run-off-road crashes (rollovers or impacts with fixed objects), as compared to cars without ABS. Fatal run-off-road crashes were up by 28 percent and nonfatal crashes by 19 percent.
quote: The Government didn't mandate tablet WiFi
quote: when you add up this with every other mandated piece of equipment you no doubt support, yeah, someone has to pay for it.
quote: I knew when I posted that someone would bring up seatbelts. Always the seatbelts.Comparing seatbelts to this is insane.
quote: It's much closer to having a cell phone that's been built to withstand the heat and vibrations of a car over 15+ years.